Federate all rural poor households into SHGs: Dr Sehrish

SRINAGAR: Mission Director, Jammu & Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKRLM), Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today convened a virtual meeting of all the officers and officials of JKRLM (Umeed) across J&K to discuss the action plan & implementation of Chief Secretary’s instructions for the formation of 11,000 SHGs by September 30th 2021.
The meeting was attended by Additional Mission Director Kashmir, Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, State Project Mangers of Umeed, District Programme Mangers, Block Programme Mangers, MIS Assistants and other officials of the Mission.
On the occasion, Dr Sehrish stressed upon the officials that in order to achieve the target of 11,000 SHGs by the end of September 2021, each Block has to mobilize there Cadre and community resource persons for achieving the same. She assured the officials that all the necessary support will be provided by the Mission in terms of resource persons, capitalizations, start up funds to the newCommunity Based Organizations (CBOs).
The Mission Director emphasized on the need to give boost to the scheme in both the divisions and federate more rural women into the fold of Self Help Groups(SHGs).
She further impressed upon the officials to put more efforts in mobilizing all poor households into this network. For this purpose the officials have to broad-base their awareness programmes and utilize the services of already existing CBOs.
Dr Sehrish further directed the Block Programme Mangers to focus on enhancing various livelihood enterprises and bank linakages so that the targets are achieved on time.
District Program Mangers (Financial Inclusion) were directed to expedite the process of account opening for SHGs and simultaneously MIS Assistants were directed to update the same on National MIS Portal.
Dr Sehrish stressed upon the officials to visit blocks and interact intensively with the rural communities albeit following all the Covid protocols and adopting the Covid appropriate behaviour.



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